TIRUCHI: St. Joseph’s College (Tiruchi) scored a 5-3 win over Nantha Arts College (Erode) via tie-breaker and entered the quarterfinals of the South India-level inter-collegiate hockey tournament for the Khajamian Trophy, organised by the Jamal Mohammed College, here on Saturday. The teams were locked 1-1 at the end of regulation time.
Pre-quarterfinals: D.B. Jain (Chennai) 3 (G.P. Vinoth Kumar 2, M. Shanmugam 1) bt Arul Anandar (Karumathur) 2 (Gowtham, Lawrence Vivek); Union Christian College (Kerala) 2 (Chitrashenan, Jitheesh) bt Gurunanak (Chennai) 0; Jamal Mohammed (Tiruchi) w/o Don Bosco (Dharmapuri).
Double for Ragamalika
M. Ragamalika of Sri Sivananda Balalaya won the girls’ cadet and mini-cadet titles at the district-level table tennis tournament, organised by the Southern Railway Institute, in Tiruchi on Saturday.
The results (all finals):
Boys: Sub-juniors: Allan Rohit (Campion AI HSS) bt K. Vimal Raj (RSK HSS) 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 11-4.
Cadets: J. Tharun (RSK) bt Joe Nithin Raj (Campion) 11-5, 11-9, 11-6.
Mini-cadets: Suraj Prakash (RSK) bt V. Santhosh (Campion) 12-10, 2-11, 11-6, 11-5.
Girls: Juniors: T. Jeyasri (SVS) bt B. Deepa (SVS) 11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 11-7.
Sub-juniors: B. Deepa bt Aarthi (SVS) 11-9, 11-2, 11-3.
Cadets: M. Ragamalika bt R. Abinaya (Cauvery MHSS) 8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 11-8.
Mini-cadets: M. Ragamalika bt R. Shri Shanmathi (Sri Sivananda Balalaya) 9-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-3.
Third-seeded A. Priya of Chennai rallied to beat top-seeded Anees Kowser of Vellore 21-11, 18-21, 21-14 and advanced to women’s final in the Yonex State senior badminton championship in Sivakasi on Saturday.
Men (quarterfinals): Singles: Siddarth Jain (Che) bt S.S. Kannan (Mdu) 21-18, 19-21, 21-15; Aditya Elango (Che) bt S. Subrmanian (Pdk) 21-8, 21-10; M.R. Manikandan (Che) bt Geossary (K’kumari) 21-4, 21-15; N. Gopinath (Cbe) bt R. Vijayanand (Vel) 22-20, 17-21, 21-13.
Doubles: Aditya Elango & Vijay Aloysius bt B. Ashok & C.R. Manikandan 19-21, 21-17, 21-17; S. Subramanian & Senthilvelan bt Velavan & Mohammed Zameer 21-14, 21-19; M.R. Manikandan & Siddarth Jain bt N. Gopinath & S. Karthik 21-10, 21-9; Mallick Jalal & R. Vijayanand bt Lionel & Ilayaraja 21-16, 21-13.
Women (semifinals): Singles: A. Priya (Che) bt Anees Kowser (Vel) 21-11, 18-21, 21-14; S. Archana (Cbe) bt Amrin Mubarak (Vel) 21-13, 23-21.
Doubles: A. Priya & K. Suneri bt Archana Devi & Parvathi Suresh 21-8, 21-13; Anees Kowser & Amrin Mubarak bt S. Archana & K. Vidya 21-9, 21-17.
The inaugural Corporates invitation golf tournament hosted by Leitner Shriram Manufacturing Limited, a part of the Shriram Group, begins at the Coimbatore Golf Club, Chettipalayam, on Sunday.
This is an initiative for having an interaction among golfers in the corporate sector.
The company has plans for conducting it every year. The company believes that this annual tournament will become one of the most sought after non-professional tournaments in the country.
The inaugural tournament, played on Stableford format, has 100 entries and offers exciting prizes for the winners. Special prizes for the longest drive, the closest to p[n and the longest putt are also on the cards. The players are classified into two divisions, handicap level 0 – 18 and the rest from 19 -30.